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Current vacancies at XLVet practices

  • Farm Vet Internship at Bishopton Veterinary Group

    Do you have a passion for farm animal work? Would you like to develop your clinical skills and herd health knowledge in a friendly, supportive environment, within a structured learning programme? We are looking for new graduates to begin an Internship Programme in Summer 2020.
    Bishopton Vets are excited to offer internships in our progressive farm practice in North Yorkshire. As an independent practice we are looking for vets who will help us shape the future of farm animal practice as part of our specialised ruminant and pig teams. 

    These opportunities are ideally suited to anyone looking to make a structured and well supported start in farm practice. Successful candidates will be passionate about farm veterinary practice with an interest in meeting the changing and future needs of our clients. 
    If you are interested in ruminants, pigs or both and would like to work in a friendly supportive team find out more here, or contact Phil Alcock MRCVS careers@bishoptonvets.co.uk
    Closing date: 16th March 2020

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  • Registered Veterinary Nurse (Maternity Cover) at Hook Norton Veterinary Group

    Reporting to: Head NurseResponsible for: Student Nurses and Veterinary Care Assistants

    Overview
    The role of the veterinary nurse is critical to the provision of high standards of client and patient care. The purpose of this position is to serve as a member of the nursing team. Guidance, support, and co-ordination are important aspects of the role. Working closely with other personnel at all times is essential in order to ensure the smooth running of the surgical suite, imaging, dental rooms, and wards. High standards of patient care are to be maintained at all times. This role is a temporary role for maternity cover (6-9 months) and is ideally full-time (5 days per week), however, part-time will be considered. You will be based at our Hook Norton Hospital and must have a minimum of 2-3 years’ experience. 

    Major Goals
    • To ensure the highest standard of nursing care is provided 100% of the time to 100% of our patients.
    • To maintain accurate client and patient records
    • To comply with the relevant nursing rota
    • To be efficient, pleasant, polite, concerned and helpful to all clients under all conditions at all times.
    • To treat all practice personnel with the same respect and consideration as clients
    • To help to ensure the smooth running of caseload throughout the hospital
    • To be involved with the admission and discharge process of patients, the accuracy of which is of vital importance
    • To promote our services, personnel, and products, both within and outside the practice at all times
    • To support marketing initiatives
    • To demonstrate a commitment to continued professional development and actively participate in the staff appraisal system.
    • To understand and implement practice policies as supplied, updates and advised by the head nurse.
    • To take an active role in the training program of student veterinary nurses, junior nurses and veterinary care assistants. 

    Role Dependent Duties
    • Surgical nurses – set up, cleaning and closure of theatres, placement/care of intravenous catheters, set up and monitoring of IVFT, preparation and administration of medications, preparation and assistance with inductions, patient preparation, monitoring of anaesthesia, completion of anaesthetic records and safety checklists, assistance with post-operative imaging. Admit and discharge of patients.
    • Kennel nurses – Rehabilitation and supportive care, to include 1-1 monitoring and advanced nursing care of critical patients, bladder management, nutrition, placement/care of intravenous catheters, pre and post-op care, pain assessments, set up and monitoring of IVFT, venepuncture. Admit and discharge of patients
    • Night nurses – Provision of high standard care for hospitalised and out-of-hours emergency patients
    • Common sense approach to task prioritisation, where skill set allows support for other areas during low staffing periods and high caseload.
    • To be involved in deep cleaning, general cleaning, and maintenance of the premises. Regular cleaning/routine care of all equipment to include correct methods of sterilisation, and prompt reporting of any faults or damage.
    • Assisting veterinary surgeons, as required, at all times
    • Accurate record-keeping with regard to medical records, anaesthetic sheets, safety checklist, hospitalisations forms, etc
    • Obtaining samples for laboratory testing, both in-house and externally, ensuring correct form completion. Performing in-house diagnostic tests as necessary.
    • Dispensing medication as instructed by the veterinary surgeon
    • Equipment maintenance (request servicing/repair as necessary) and record to equipment maintenance nurse.
    • Reception and pharmacy duties when required
    • Assisting with practice marketing initiatives e.g. open evenings, practice tours, etc
    • Be fully aware of all Health and Safety Issues and read all information supplied. Familiarise yourself with all available health and safety information and speak to the Head Nurse if you have any queries.
    • Welcome and provide support for visitors including veterinary students and work experience. Ensure safe methods of work and minimum disruption
    • Follow Employee General Guidelines

    Work Benefits:
    • Generous CPD allowance
    • Exclusive company discounts
    • Comprehensive access to the XLVet community & resources
    • Full and unwavering support towards Certificates and career development
    • Free parking at all branches
    • Branded uniform
    • Healthcare Plan available to opt-in to
    For more information about the practice please look at our website www.hooknortonvets.co.uk
    Please submit your CV or email further questions to tracie.dunn@hooknortonvets.co.uk
     

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  • Mixed Vet at Northvet Veterinary Group

    We are an 11 vet, RCVS accredited, mixed practice with large animal work making up around three quarters of our work load. Our herds are predominantly beef suckler with some dairy and sheep. We have 3 branches and are well equipped for equine and our rapidly expanding small animal work too.
    Located just off the Northern tip of Scotland, we enjoy beautiful sandy beaches, stunning scenery, visiting Orcas, wildlife, a great music scene with festivals throughout the year, art, culture and world-famous archaeology. No wonder it appears on the top 20 best places to live in the UK and the best place to live in Scotland!
    One of our mixed vets is moving to mainland Scotland so we have an opportunity for a new vet to join our team. A genuinely mixed position is on offer with a bias in large or small animals considered. Our unique out of hours rota system allows good time off. Experience is preferred but we have an excellent support system for new or recent graduates.

    Our benefits include:
    Competitive salary
    Company car
    Accommodation
    CPD is encouraged and funded
    Various membership fees paid 
    Medical and dental insurance
    Gym membership
    To apply, please fill out the application form below and send this along with your CV to Lynn at lynn@northvet.co.uk. If you would like more information about the role, please email lynn@northvet.co.uk or call 01856 873403.

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  • Large Animal Vet at Shepton Veterinary Group

    Would you like to be part of a progressive and professional farm team in Somerset?
    Then come and join our 15 farm vet (including 4 TB testers), proudly independent and enthusiastic large animal XLVets practice at Shepton Vets close to Bristol, Bath and Langford.
    We offer a 4.5 day week with a good out of hours rota, providing our forward thinking, mainly dairy farmers, with dedication and excellence through routine visits and herd health work.
     
    The successful candidate will be keen to build on these already strong connections, as well as their own skillset.  You need to have good interpersonal skills and the drive to develop your career; three of our team already hold further qualifications, and more are working on them.
    In return, you’ll be supported by a friendly group of vets, with out of hours support, and an industrious and helpful farm office team. We also offer all the kit you’ll need, including Easi-Scans, endoscopic LDA correction, and a bureau service for herd information, all working from a modern purpose built premises.
    The right candidate will receive a competitive package and an opportunity for career progression, so if you are a passionate individual who can help drive our well respected farm team forward into our centenary year of 2022 and beyond, then please get in touch.
    Please send a covering letter and your CV to sharon.lane-kieltyka@sheptonvets.com. If you would prefer to have a confidential chat initially please let us know

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